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Ukip Electoral Success Is Not Good News for Labour

Sam Fowles | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

A party which bases it's electoral appeal on ignorance and xenophobia should be a punch line, not an election contender... The enemy of my enemy is not my friend. Labour needs to get serious about Ukip. But the only way to do so successfully is not to take them seriously at all.

So This Is How John McCain Dances...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Comedy

It's been quite a day for funny videos of American presidents, former American presidents and former American presidential hopefuls. First, we had ...

Cheney Is STILL Trying To Find A Link Between Saddam And Al-Qaeda

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- A couple of weeks ago, Dick Cheney, along with his daughter (rumoured to be the only willing collaborator), published an opinion piece in ...

Cheney Predicts US Will Suffer Terrorist Nuclear Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Former vice president Dick Cheney has predicted that the US will suffer a “far deadlier” terrorist attack than 9/11 before the end of ...

Dick Cheney Has Not Only Lost His Mind On Iraq - He's Lost His Audience

Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

Whereas Cheney could once rely on the Republican hierarchy and a US national media to take note, now the former vice president is now forced to scramble for hits on YouTube, his inane ramblings on foreign policy, the Obama administration and the crisis in Iraq competing unsuccessfully with the latest J-Lo album teaser and a video on how dogs react to humans barking.

Russia Isn't Taking This Crisis Very Seriously At All

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

It might be the most serious geopolitical crisis in a decade, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it. The jokes keep on flowing from the ...

7 Quotes From Russian And US Politicians That'll Make You Think The Cold War Never Ended

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

Hello there Russian and US senators, 1983 called. It wants its rhetoric back. Things have got incredibly tense between two of the worlds sparring s...

Nelson Mandela's Phony Fanclub

Matt Carr | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK
Matt Carr

Nelson Mandela's legacy shouldn't be left in the hands of hypocrite politicians, 'global leaders', millionaires and moronic celebrities who seek to bathe in the light that he left behind him, and his funeral shouldn't become a Hello-style watch-the-celebrity event that obscures the struggle he fought so bravely.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Behind On The Bedroom Tax

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 19 September 2013... 1) BEHIND ON THE 'BEDROOM TAX' How's the 'spare room subsidy/'bedroom tax' doi...

Intervening In Syria Is the Right Thing to Do - That's Why So Many People Are Against It

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

The coalition of the willing done a good job of creating just the opposite, seemingly. Large majorities in both the UK and US still do not support attacking Syria, and it is those most passionate about politics who seem to most object. For the antiwar left, any use of force by the West is neo-imperialism and repeats the mistakes of ten years ago...

WAR GAMES

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics

Senator John McCain, one of the main advocates for a military intervention in Syria, spent time in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washingto...

11 Rock Stars Who Fell Out With Politicians

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

It's a minefield when it comes to choosing the soundscape to your party conference. Do you go for chest-thumping patriotism? Toe-tapping optimism? ...

Obama's Crisis of Trust

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As the saying goes "presidential candidates campaign in poetry and if they are lucky enough to win, they govern in prose". Presidential Candidate Barack Obama was especially good at campaigning in poetry. Perhaps that is why, even though he has won re-election for a second term, he is unwilling to dismantle his campaign appartus and get into the down and dirty, nitty-gritty work of governing in hard edged well disciplined prose.

Syria: Intervention or Great Power Game?

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

Syria - the death toll reaches 93,000, the US administration says it has firm evidence of nerve gas use by the Syrian government and further says it will supply arms to the opposition. Things are moving - but towards what? The debate is focused on the arguments for and against armed intervention. I think that may well be very misleading.

Bill Clinton Says Obama Risks Looking Like 'A Total Wuss'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

Bill Clinton has warned Barack Obama that his reluctance to get involved in Syria could make him look like a "total fool" and a "wuss", it has been re...

Forget Gun Control, Guantanamo and Gay Marriage, The Change Obama Promised Will Be Worth His Every Unfulfilled Ambition

Alastair Carr | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alastair Carr

Obama the "Communist Muslim Atheist" couldn't be more antithetical to the current Republican Party if he tried. He's young, black, unashamedly liberal and actually just as uncompromising as his right wing nemeses.

Is Conservatism in the US, Through?

William Davie | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Despite their last two presidential candidates running on a hard right platform and then losing, the majority of potential candidates for 2016 are those on the far right of the party. Meanwhile moderate candidates who could win, such as Jon Huntsman or Chris Christie, are slammed for being RINOs and too moderate.

Is Obama Lucky or Unlucky?

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

I know the case for 'Obama is lucky' has been getting more attention recently but I am not so sure the argument is conclusive.

Paul Ryan, Rage Against The Machine And Other Music-Meets-Politics Incidents

Adam McGibbon | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan has caused a bit of a stir by revealing that he is a fan of revolutionary leftist rap-rockers Rage Against The Machine.

WATCH: John McCain Defends Clinton Aide Over 'Muslim Conspiracy' Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Politics

Former Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain has defended an aide to US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, after they were accused of...

Back to the Future of Intervention With Syria

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Richard Chew writes about the need for Western intervention in Syria and compares the current crisis to that of thirty years ago when the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood led a Sunni resistance to Hafez Al-Assad's minority Alawite regime.

John McCain Says West Should Be 'Ashamed' Of Its Failure To Act In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

Former US presidential candidate John McCain has said the West must intervene to stop the bloodshed in Syria. Senator McCain, who challenged Barack...

Did Sarah Palin Not Know Britain Was A Democracy?

Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Did one-time US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin not know the United Kingdom was a democracy? With the 2012 US presidential election alread...

'We Will Fight Until The Last Person' Syrians Say, As Shelling Pounds Homs

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK

Syrian activists have said they will "fight until the last person" as columns of tanks and armoured vehicles prepared to mount a ground assault on the...

The Republican Primary: Are We Better Off Now Than We Were Four Years Ago?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Politics
The Cambridge Union Society

If there is one hard and fast rule about this year's primary, it's this: there are no hard and fast rules. In fact, as the 2012 Republican primary progresses, it increasingly resembles the 2008 Democrat primary.